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is not very happy with the meeting they had yesterday with vice president joe biden. the nra says the talk was less about making kids and more about attacking the second amendment. the vice president says that he will make his recommendation to the president of what he thinks they should do on tuesday. >> there's bottom to be some common ground here to not solve every problem but diminish the probability that what we've seen in these mass shootings and --. martha: peter doocy on this live from the white house this morning. so, peter, why specifically was the nra so unhappy with sort of the tenor of that meeting? >> reporter: martha, because as you just said, from where the nra was sitting at that meeting, they feel that the focus was too much on what they describe as an agenda to attack the second amendment and not enough on keeping children safe and the nra president, david between, who had a chance to sleep on what his representative at that meeting told him, went on a d.c. radio station this morning and why he thinks the biden-led task force will fail. >> we feel very strongly that gun
. you know, you're going to have wayne lapierre of the nra, also mark kelly the famous astronaut. we also hear, gabby giffords, his wife, the former congresswoman may also make a statement. what do you want to hear in there today? >> well i think we've all believed for a long time there is, there is something that can be done, particularly in the area of background checks. we want to make sure that the criminals don't have access to guns. and those who are not, in a mental state, to have guns, they shouldn't have them. there are things that we can do there to broaden background checks that currently happen. so i hope that that's where we can make some progress the. martha: you don't hear that much about the mental equation here. who is really pushing for that out there and making their their priority in this discussion? >> well, there have been talks about that. it's a difficult, difficult, nut to crack. it really is. but, i think we've got to make some progress there. i think that is where, like i say, if you want to really impact gun violence, that's where you can make a difference
president joe biden meets today with the nra and wal-mart that is set to be a pretty contentious meeting. two powerhouses in the gun industryer this, but biden's comments got gun owners fired up yesterday. here is some of that. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, there are executive action that can be taken. we haven't decided what it will be yet but we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe that is required. bill: this is top pick a, now. stephen hayes, senior writer "weekly standard." good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: what type of order would fit an executive mandate in this case? >> there are a couple different things the white house is considering. one would be harvesting the information already available to a wide variety of government agencies and passing that onto the fbi for inclusion in its database about who can and can not buy guns. things that would indicate mental health problems, what have you. i think there are also potentially looking at re
for violence against the nra and republican leaders and advocating, quote, radical measures to end gun violence. has this conversation simply gone off the rails? i want to pull up a couple of quotes from this opinion piece as it appeared. the person that wrote it. the person name is david krall i'm sorry, donald kaul. he said, declare the nra a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. hey, we did it to the communist party and nra has led to the deaths of more of us than american commies ever did. i would raise the organization headquarters and salt the earth but that is option a.m. if some people refuse to give up the guns, that prying the gun. >> their cold dead hands, works for me. larry. >> that was so over the top when i had to laugh, i read that before. it is still funny that somebody is foaming at the mouth, that an editor didn't catch that before it was published. they're exposing themselves from looney tunes they are if they really think that way? that is so amazing when you look at those who own firearms legally in this country, they're the choir boys of our society. these a
and center this week. the vice president meets with house members this morning after talking to the nra, other groups, the media, all that happened over the course of last week, as you know. mr. biden is expected to make his recommendations to the president as early as tomorrow. kelly wright is on this for us this morning live in washington. what can we expect tomorrow, kelly? >> reporter: the vice president is expected to propose tighter controls on sought weapons as well as high-capacity magazines that hold 30 rounds or more plus universal background checks. senator joe manchin a lifelong member of the nra is open to such a plan and would like to see more. >> i would like to hear from them why you need a larger magazine. you can't push the nra and law-abiding gun owners, you have have them at the table. what are their preference protecting that. >> reporter: nra has made it clear it is not in favor of any ban on assault weapons. so the up tense battle on both sides will likely continue, martha. martha: what are we seeing from the nra as what they think will happen on the president's p
. >> it will be difficult because not these are pro-gun states. more because the nra is so powerful and basically try to destroy anybody that supports any kind of even reasonable gun control. none of these politicians will come out and say that but that is the bottom line. they know if they come out against they will be bombarded by ads from the nra. bill: tony. >> i think with all due respect that is over simplification. nra is not a partisan, one party organization. they support a whole lot of democrats. if you look at rahm emanuel, the mayor of chicago who was obama's chief of staff, when he was head of dccc he actively recruited pro-gun demonstrates from pro-gun districts because this is really a regional issue. so what you are going to have right now, not people who are against sensible reforms, and i agree, many of these are sensible. we have already background checks. let's enforce those. bill: you have them a lot of places. if it were passed in federal law would have to do it in every state. that is the assumption we're working off this definition. >> sure. bill: tried to figure out what it m
: interesting staging. the national rifle association, the nra, already fighting back with a tough ad that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell goler live on the north lawn. what is the reaction to the nra ad, wendell. >> reporter: frankly none, bill. aides say they have no more desire for a confrontation with the nra than they already have. people will see secret service protection for the first family is no more elitist than protection for the president himself. in the wake of the newtown massacre, polls show public opinion in favor of many measures mr. obama will announce today. press secretary jay carney says it will take more than gun controls to make our children safe. >> this is something that we have to address as a nation. it is not something you can do alone through executive action. it is not something you can do with even a series of laws th
: will have a lot of thoughts. the nra responds in turn and the group's president will be here live for us this morning. >> we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. martha: so it is thursday. that means we get brand new jobs numbers from the labor department. the number of americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 37,000 last week. that is a seasonally adjusted number of 335,000 for unemployment. that is the lowest level since january of 2008, just before the recession began but this seemingly sharp improvement in the labor market may be a little bit misled leading. jobless numbers in january can be erratic. employers return to normal practices after laying off temporary workers hired for the holidays. you want to look at in terms of the long-time trend here and where it seems to be moving. this shows the job numbers since
of your retirement today. ♪ ♪ martha: this is getting a lot of attention this morning. the nra is launching a new iphone app right in the middle of this heated national gun control debate. you can see it on the right hand side of your screen. it simulates someone firing at a shooting range. i'm joined now buyer i can pratt the director of communications for the gun owners of america. eric, welcome back. we spoke to you yesterday, and wanted to have you back on today. thank you very much for coming. >> well thank you so much for having me. martha: the headline in one of the new york papers this morning says a month after the gun slaughter at sandy hook the nra lawn -fpbs the sickist game yet. four years old can now may to hughes an ak-47 to shoot targets that are shaped like coffins. how do you respond to that. you're obviously not with the nra but a supporter. >> what a kid would see with this is no different than what a kid would see if his mom or dad took him to the shooting range. i don't get it with political liberals who believe in teaching kids everything under the sun, i
president's task force will meet with a number of groups this week, including the nra tomorrow and reps from the entertainment and video game industries on tri of this week and the vice president will give recommendations to the president at the end of the month and is said to be considering measures well beyond an assault weapons ban. martha: carl cameron joins us now live from washington. set the scene for us this morning. >> reporter: this is a clear attempt by the white house as they've stated to jump start new gun legislation after the shooting rampage that left 20 children dead at an elementary school in connecticut last month. biden's gun violence tax force could make its recommendations, in fact as soon as next week. they are in a hurry and make no bones about it. there are a variety of things going on. today he'll talk with victims' groups and gun safety organizations. thursday biden's task force will meet with sports men and hunting groups as well as the nra who are against the ban of any weapons. biden has suggested and the president is interested in banning military style assault
balance to the nra. there is an organization called americans nor responsible solutions that they are launching today and they make the argument that until now the gun lobby's political contributions have not been matched by others, that is about to change, no longer is what they write, is that how you see it? >> clearly that's their strategy, but again it all comes down to the sort of nuts and bolts of it. what is it that they are proposing? when you get into dash tkaerbg, if you want to create a nation hal database of people who are mentally unstable and shouldn't be getting guns, well do you think maybe that there might be some objection? forget the nra, do you think there might be some objection to epg keeping -- the government keeping a list of mentally unstable people? do you think maybe the aclu, or maybe some other group, psychiatric group might have some objection to the federal government doing that sort of thing stphao. bill: thing? criminals and the mentally ill can easily purchase guns by aeu sroeug avoid -gsing background checks. >> there are laws who preve
is the one that is drinking the kool-aid in terms of the nra and people who are extremists. the president is doing is not exploiting the deaths of young people but i think responding to a terrible massacre, not only the massacre in connecticut at newtown but the shooting of congressman gabby giffords, the shooting at a record can, colorado, at the movie theater, the shooting in wisconsin. we have a situation where the president is responding to a crisis of guns being easily accessible and used in these mass curse and i think it is appropriate that the president would respond. martha: you know, legislatively, ted cruise touched on this as well, this is a very high hurdle. we have a full screen that we want to pull up. these are 11 democratic senators with a or b ratings with the nra, including harry reid said, well i think this will be a little difficult. the president might want to think twice the way he approaches it. i'm mara phrasing it but. >> [ra is bipartisan group of millions of americans want to protect the second amendment and aproves from many senators and house members. hear th
and he is trying to keep guns out of the hands of bad people. bill: the nra they are not buying any of this. putting out a statement in response to the proposed legislation, quote, saying the quote, the american people know gun bans do not work and we're confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach, end quote. martha: here is exactly what is in this proposed legislation. it would ban the future sale, transfer, manufacture, importation of 157 different specific kind of semiautomatic guns and would restrict magazines that contain more than 10 rounds. it exclude some weapons from the bill, like assault weapons used by military, law enforcement and retired law enforcement. the legislation does protect hunting and sporting firearms, excluding 2,000 legitimate hunting and sporting rifles and shot guns by specific make and model. coming up we'll speak to the director of communication from the gun owners of america. what his group thinks about this proposed assault weapons ban and what it would mean across the board. bill: there are thousands heading to the natio
at a national level and actually fund candidates to counter balance the nra candidates. so if security and armed security is good for him i expect it for that single mother in new york city who is concerned about thugs and wannabe thugs who are going to rob her home. martha: she can legally have a gun and carry it. >> she can have a gun but it's restrictive as to the number of rounds in the magazine. right now nypd the standard issue firearm has 15 round in a magazine. now in new york you can only have seven. i'm sorry, burglars don't just rob homes by themselves. usually they have partners and they are not going to follow any directive, oh, please if you're going to rob this home, just do it by yourself, don't have two or three or four people with you. i think americans not the government should determine how many bullets they need to defend their person, property and family. martha: what do you think his answer would have been if you had got even through with him. why he deserves, and public officials deserve, and i think you're right, and most americans believe that you want these public offi
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